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IFM news

Arresting the corrosion factor

Professor Mike Tan
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:17:00 +1000
Deakin's new Corrosion Research Centre offers unique research access to Australia's critical infrastructure sectors.

Deakin salutes research luminaries

Six researchers have received Deakin's highest honour - Alfred Deakin Professorships.
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:53:00 +1000
Six researchers have received Deakin's highest honour - Alfred Deakin Professorships.

Process takes textile recycling to new level

Rasike de Silva examines fibres extracted using the ionic liquid
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:41:00 +1000
A new process to separate blends of cotton-polyester material provides a major breakthrough for recycling textile and other waste.

ARC Linkage Success

Professor Saeid Nahavandi will lead one of the Linkage Projects recently awarded by the Australian Research Council.
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 14:49:00 +1000
Deakin University has featured prominently in the Australian Research Council Linkage Project awards for funding commencing in 2014.

New method uncovers highly porous graphene

3D-model of a graphene sheet
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:11:00 +1000
IFM researchers have developed a new, highly efficient method of preparing porous and reduced graphene oxide.

Stronger, lighter, tougher

Carbon fibres.
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 09:55:00 +1000
Linden Servinis is creating better carbon fibre for the future.

Gold Medal for Nisa Salim

Dr Nisa Salim
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:48:00 +1000
Nisa Salim receives Gold Medal from Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering.

Not just a flight of fancy

PhD student Sahar Naghashian
Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:18:00 +1000
IFM researchers get closer to shape-morphing aircraft wings.

Stem cell growth - in the bag

Dr Cynthia Wong.
Wed, 11 Jun 2014 11:07:00 +1000
An innovative 'closed system' for growing stem cells offers new hope for leukaemia patients.

Polymer heavyweights to hit Geelong

Professor Maria Forsyth, Co-Chair of ISPE-14.
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 16:04:00 +1000
Deakin is set to host the 14th International Symposium on Polymer Electrolytes in Geelong.

Miracle fuel

Professor Ying (Ian) Chen (left) and Dr Luhua Li in the Nanotechnology Laboratory.
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 15:37:00 +1000
IFM researchers are helping to make hydrogen extraction from water more feasible.

Carbon Nexus phoenix rises

Guests on a tour of the Carbon Nexus facility.
Wed, 21 May 2014 15:06:00 +1000
Highlights from the launch of Carbon Nexus.

Carbon Nexus is open for business

Carbon Nexus houses laboratories, a pilot scale carbon fibre line capable of producing up to 55 tonnes of aerospace grade carbon fibre each year and a smaller single-tow research line.
Tue, 20 May 2014 15:57:00 +1000
Deakin's $34m research facility is ready for the world.

A solution to pollution?

Dr Nishar Hameed
Thu, 08 May 2014 11:29:00 +1000
Bio-plastics could help slash global plastic consumption.

Winning research

Alfred Deakin
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:50:00 +1000
'Improving the world' was a key motivator for the four Alfred Deakin Thesis Medallists this year.

Bio-nano research proves a winner

Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:32:00 +1000
Two researchers in IFM's Bio/Nanomaterials group have been recognised by their peers for their research and communication skills.

'Eco' partnership grows

Professor Lee Astheimer and Professor Xuliang Zhuang exchange gifts at the signing of an MOU between Deakin and RCEES.
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:37:00 +1100
Chinese environmental researchers have visited Deakin to discuss collaboration and sign an MOU.

Putting tiny diagnostics to the test

Professor Lingxue Kong with a prototype of his diagnostic device.
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:09:00 +1100
A portable device that uses 'smart matter' could transform medical diagnosis in developing countries.

Seeing a future in the pipeline

Deakin’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Lee Astheimer and Professor Valerie Linton, CEO of the Energy Pipelines CRC, open the National Facility for Pipelines Coating Assessment.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:15:00 +1100
New National Facility for Pipelines Coating Assessment launched at Waurn Ponds.

Deakin hosts top Indian scientists

Workshop organisers, Professor John Hamill and Professor Lingxue Kong.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:22:00 +1100
Indian and Australian scientists recently converged at Waurn Ponds for agriculture and health workshops.

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

29th March 2011